Richard J. Evans, DPhil

Richard Evans is the author of the Third Reich trilogy, which consists of The Coming of the Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power, and The Third Reich at War. His other books include: The Third Reich in History and Memory; The Pursuit of Power: 1815–1914; Telling Lies About Hitler; and In Defense of History.

Evans has won the Wolfson Literary Award for History, the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine, the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, and the Hamburg Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford; of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; and of Birkbeck College, London.

Since being called as the principal expert witness before the High Court in London during the 2000 trial Irving v. Penguin Books Ltd., his work has centered on Holocaust denial and the clash of truth and belief when history enters the courtroom, and how World War II is remembered.